Our Amber Journey

Our Amber Journey

As a silver wholesaler our amber journey started in 1995 when two of the founding directors crossed Europe by train (no direct plane routes at that time) to an amber exhibition. Poland was blossoming after years of hardship, changing from a communist state-controlled economy to a free market with many traders taking their place at trade shows for the first time. One of our suppliers, Margaret, remembers that CME was one of their first customers outside of Poland at what was also their first exhibition. She remembers having such a small show stand it was difficult to turn around. Her recollections at that time were that “Barbara and Ken, I remember very well as very nice, warm couple - but also quite ‘hard’ in negotiations”. She remembers how unsure they were about whether amber would sell in the UK but they fell in love with it so started with small...
Paul Henderson - Jun 11, 2021
Statement or Stackable?

Statement or Stackable?

From ancient Egyptian times rings (the band with no end) have been seen as a powerful symbol of eternal love and life and so rings remain a constant staple of most jewellery collections. They can be the solo stand-out performer or an essential member of a chorus line that makes the whole performance sing!If you are just starting out selling rings and are cautious about the investment, consider styles just in the most common sizes. For women we find M-Q most popular and for men R-W (with T the best seller). Offering a display of stacking rings is also a great way to give a new lease of life to rings that may have fallen out of the limelight – try pairing them with a more modern companion.StatementThe beauty of a single statement ring is that they never go out of fashion and there are endless styles to choose from....
Paul Henderson - Jun 11, 2021
1970'S REVIVAL

1970'S REVIVAL

Last month I bought a pair of flares and a blazer, and not for the first time. The first time was in the 1970s. Sadly this time, when I looked in the mirror, I had a real ‘Miss Haversham’ moment – the clothes might not have changed but the body and face in them certainly has! But it got me thinking about how many of the latest trends ‘owe’ something to the 1970s, so I thought I’d take a look at the influence across the new lines and try to decide if more is on the way for 2021. The 70s was a wild decade full of disco and revolution Thanks to the women’s movement women no longer conformed to a style but started to express their style and experiment through their fashion choices and we find punk, bohemian, classical and disco styles, and jewellery was not left out of...
Paul Henderson - Jun 11, 2021
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